Invited Talks

2019

Hughes, V. (2019) Attempts to understand the linguistic bases of automatic speaker recognition technology. Manchester Forum in Linguistics (MFiL), University of Manchester, UK. 2-3 May 2019. [Abstract]

Hughes, V. (2019) Forensic voice evidence. Diploma Course in Forensic Human Identification (organised by Peter Vanezis), Queen Mary University, London, UK. 28 March 2019.

2018

Hughes, V. (2018) Forensic voice evidence. Diploma Course in Forensic Human Identification (organised by Peter Vanezis), Queen Mary University, London, UK. 8 March 2018.

2017

Kavanagh, C., Foulkes, P., French, J. P., Hughes, V., Harrison, P. and San Segundo, E. (2017) Voice and identity: applications and limitations of the voice as a biometric. Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) Workshop: Current state of the art, and future directions for linguistic analysis in a security context, London, UK. 2 October 2017. [Slides]

Foulkes, P., Hughes, V., San Segundo, E., French, J. P., Harrison, P. and Kavanagh, C. (2017) Voice and identity: exploring the contribution of voice quality. New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) Seminar, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. 28 July 2017. [Slides Abstract]

Hughes, V. (2017) Forensic voice evidence. Diploma Course in Forensic Human Identification (organised by Peter Vanezis), Queen Mary University, London, UK. 9 March 2017.

2016

Foulkes, P. and Hughes, V. (2016) To uuuhhh is human, for guilt divine. New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) Seminar, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. 1 February 2016. [Slides Abstract]

Hughes, V. (2016) Improving on the state-of-the-art: the contribution of linguistics and phonetics to automatic speaker recognition. Department of Language and Linguistic Science Colloquium, University of York, UK. 20 January 2016. [Slides Abstract]

2015

Hughes, V. (2015) With the accent on similarity and typicality: forensic speaker profiling and voice comparison. Sociolinguistics in forensic contexts: the language and the law (British Association of Applied Linguistics), Nottingham Trent University, UK. 16 November 2015.

Foulkes, P., French, J. P., Hughes, V. and Watt, D. (2015) What’s cooking? Research and developments in forensic speech science. Department of Language and Linguistic Science Colloquium, University of York, UK. 11 November 2015. [Abstract]

2014

Hughes, V., French, J. P., Foulkes, P., Gold, E., Harrison, P. and Watt, D. (2014) Comparison of LRs based on MVKD and GMM-UBM. 2nd International Workshop of the 2011 Monopoly Project ‘Methodological Guidelines for Semi-Automatic and Automatic Speaker Recognition for Case Assessment and Interpretation’, Wiesbaden, Germany. 18 November 2014. [Slides]

Hughes, V. and Gold, E. (2014) Issues and opportunities: the application of the numerical likelihood ratio framework to forensic speaker comparison. UK Government Biometrics Working Group Meeting 65, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK. 20 June 2014. [Slides]

Sóskuthy, M., Foulkes, P., Hughes, V., Hay, J. and Haddican, B. (2014) A szó- és kategória-alapú ábrázolások interakciója a derbyi angol /u/ fonetikai megvalósításában (The interaction of word- and category-based representations in the phonetic realisation of Derby English /u/). Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. 10 April 2014.

Hughes, V. (2014) Defining the relevant population: can the DNA approach work for speech? Glasgow University Laboratory of Phonetics (GULP) Colloquium, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. 30 January 2014. [Slides Abstract]

2013

Hughes, V. (2013) Issues with speech as evidence. Vice-Chancellor’s visit, Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, UK. 2 August 2013. [Slides]

Hughes, V. (2013) The relevant population and the estimation of typicality in traditional linguistic-phonetic forensic voice comparison. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Seminar, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ. 28 March 2013. [Slides Abstract]

Hughes, V. (2013) The Bayesian approach to forensic voice comparison: applications and limitations. New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) Seminar, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. 7 February 2013. [Slides Abstract]